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Belong

Day: Friday and Saturday  Time of day: 7-9PM; 9AM-Noon  Start Date: March 17 & 18
Location: E-102   City:    Leader: Stan Hinshaw   Leader Email: shinshaw@firstfriends.org
Childcare: No

If you are interested in belonging to First Friends Church, this class is a requirement. We will meet for a two-day weekend and explore what it means to be part of First Friends Church and the body of Christ. Schedule: Friday, March 17, 7-9pm and Saturday, March 18, 9am-12pm.

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Financial Peace University

Day: Wednesday  Time of day: 6:45PM  Start Date: January 18, 2017
Location:    City:    Leader: Dave Williams   Leader Email: dwilliams@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by the First Friends Stewardship Ministry team will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

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Foundations "Rooted and Grounded"

Day: Wednesday  Time of day: 7:00 PM  Start Date: January 25, 2017
Location: L-6   City:    Leader: Roger and Laura Foote   Leader Email: rfoote@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes

This class is designed to give you biblical Christ-centered foundations to build upon. This eight-week course will focus on the basic tenets and doctrines of the Christian Faith. If you are new in your faith or recently returned to church after being away for awhile, this is the class for you.

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Firm Foundation

Day: Sunday  Time of day: 9:30AM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: E-102   City:    Leader: Ron Crock   Leader Email:
Childcare: Yes

We are a group of people who love First Friends Church. We are of all ages and faith backgrounds and love to delve into current topics of interest. We have fellowship together as we learn more about the love of God and how we are called to be light in a dark world. Come with an open mind and heart as we seek the Holy Spirit to fill us to overflowing.

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Between Friends

Day: Sunday  Time of day: 9:30AM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: L-03   City:    Leader: Chuck & Paula Engelhardt   Leader Email: ceengelhardt1@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes

Between Friends is a Sunday morning Connect Group with the expressed purpose of coming together for mutual support, encouragement, and the study of God's Word. In the light of Christ's call to make disciples (Matthew 29:19) and our vision to be transformed through the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2), our studies focus on the application of scripture to our lives that we would follow Him more closely every day and encourage others to do the same.

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Encountering Jesus

Day: Sunday  Time of day: 9:30AM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: L-01   City:    Leader: Roger & Laura Foote; Greg & Theresa Maxin   Leader Email:
Childcare: Yes

The Encountering Jesus connect group focuses on how we can personally encounter Jesus Christ in real, practical and transformative ways. The goal of this group is to inspire us to become more intimate with Christ and His Word. Come join us as we study the book of Romans, which clearly and systematically outlines vital Christian doctrine essential to victorious Christian living. Romans clearly explains God's grace and justification by faith through the completed work of Christ on the Cross and teaches us to be led by the Holy Spirit. In studying and searching these scriptures, we will surely find and experience more of Him whom we love!

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Pause for Prayer

Day: Monday  Time of day: 7:00PM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: E-104   City:    Leader: Dave & Elaine Griswold   Leader Email:
Childcare: No

With the Lord's leading we are facilitators who direct our prayers to His throne. Come to a place where sharing, worship, and prayer bring heaven to earth and God gives us the prayers of His heart to pray. Join other men and women each Monday evening as we pray for our church and His church at large and are encouraged and transformed by His presence.

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Go Getters

Day: Sunday  Time of day: 9:30AM  Start Date: January 8, 2017
Location: L-02   City:    Leader: Paul Johnson   Leader Email: pjohnson@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes

Many people say that the symbolism and visions concerning the "End of the Age" are too complicated and difficult to understand. Therefore, why try? It is important to understand what God is communicating in His Word. It is written for a purpose and the purpose is not to be ignored because it seems too complicated. Come join us this winter as we begin to achieve some clarity to what is written about the future. It will be a fun and informative time in the Word as we gain new insights and discover the scriptures in a new way.

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P.R.A.Y.

Day: Sunday  Time of day: 9:30AM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: E-108   City:    Leader: Jerry & Tammy Ledgerwood   Leader Email:
Childcare: Yes

The P.R.A.Y. connect group is for anyone desiring an in-depth, interactive study on the life of Jesus as recorded in the book of Luke. We are not as concerned about getting through the gospel of Luke as we are the gospel of Luke getting through us. We are always looking for ways to challenge our understanding of Jesus and how to best apply new revelation to our current walk with Him. We are also a group who care deeply for each other in prayer. Most of us are sandwiched between concerns for aging parents and the joys and challenges of young grandchildren.

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Connect

Day: Wednesday  Time of day: 8:30PM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: L-43   City:    Leader: Yuvonne Millican; Jerry Ledgerwood   Leader Email:
Childcare: No

We are a group of career young adults who meet on Wednesday evenings for food, fellowship, discussion oriented Bible study and prayer. We apply Jesus' teaching to our everyday lives out of Acts 2:42: "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."

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How We Got the Bible

Day: Wednesday  Time of day: 7:00PM  Start Date: January 18, 2017
Location: L-41   City:    Leader: Bill Patrie   Leader Email: wppatrie@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes

Ever wonder how the 66 books in the Bible came to be? Why the president swears into office on a different Bible? What about the time between the Old and New Testaments? Why do we have so many versions? Join us as we delve into how God's Word, the Bible, became what it is today.

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For Christ

Day: Sunday  Time of day: 9:30AM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: L-43   City:    Leader: Bill & Sherry Patrie   Leader Email: wppatrie@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes

Join us as we explore the book of Exodus and various bible studies. Men and women of all ages are welcome as we seek to learn and encourage one another in the Lord.

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50-60 and Beyond

Day: Saturday - once per month  Time of day: 6PM if meal; 7PM if no meal  Start Date:
Location: Ross home   City:    Leader: Pete & Joyce Ross   Leader Email: prossjr6512@att.net
Childcare: No

This group is for anyone in this age group, singles and couples, who want to feel connected to the church, but also want to relate to people in their own age group that are in the same season of life. We are a social group with a variety of activities that we do in our home. Join our "family" for laughter and a great time with people who love the Lord. Meets one Saturday per month.

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Growing Disciples

Day: Sunday  Time of day: 9:30AM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: L-06   City:    Leader: Greg Roth   Leader Email: groth@neo.rr.com
Childcare: Yes

Growing Disciples is an adult Sunday school class made up of couples and single adults. We are open to everyone interested in studying God's Word using our denominational adult Bible study series. Starting the first Sunday in December we will be studying the Gospel of Mark.

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Citizens of Eternity

Day: Wednesday  Time of day: 7:00PM  Start Date: January 18, 2017
Location: L-43   City:    Leader: Beth Shelton   Leader Email: bethshelton511@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes

Have you ever thought about what happens when you die? "Location, location, location" has never mattered more when choosing eternity. This class will address eternal security, the overcomer, matters of inheritance, and what happens in heaven and hell. The choices and decisions we make during our short life on earth will determine how we live as Citizens of Eternity.

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Jim and Adelle Yost's Connect Group

Day: Monday  Time of day: 10:00AM  Start Date: January 9, 2017
Location: L-41   City:    Leader: Jim & Adelle Yost   Leader Email:
Childcare: No

We are a group of senior adults who meet to study the Word of God and encourage and pray for one another. We will continue to study the book of Ephesians into the first of the year and follow it with studying the book of Malachi until April.

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Spiritual Parenting

Day: Wednesday  Time of day: 7:00PM  Start Date: January 18, 2017
Location: E-102   City:    Leader: Shawn Yost   Leader Email: syost@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes

It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? Spiritual Parenting is a six-part DVD series that empowers parents to be the primary nurturers of their children's faith and teaches them how to create a home environment God can use to work in their children's lives. Families will be transformed as they learn how to create space for God-encounters in everyday life.

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Glenn Zimmerman's Connect Group

Day: Wednesday  Time of day: 7:00PM  Start Date: January 18, 2017
Location: E-108   City:    Leader: Glenn Zimmerman   Leader Email: bernardzimmerman@yahoo.com
Childcare: Yes

Join others who long to connect to God, one another, and the Church through in-depth Bible study, prayer, and encouragement to one another. All are welcome to attend this group as we study Right Now Media's "Romans: The Letter That Changed the World." The book of Romans will be used alongside this video series.

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House to House

Day: Tuesday  Time of day: 7:00PM  Start Date: January 17, 2017
Location: Home of Herb & Norma Sutter   City:    Leader: Herb & Norma Sutter; Dave & Elaine Griswold   Leader Email: herbandnorma@att.net
Childcare: No

Group members will actively encourage and support each other through Bible study, prayer and fellowship. The goal is to build strong individuals in Christ and to grow in our relationships as men and women of God as we share our homes, insights, lives, food and fun. Call for more information, group location and directions.

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Matt & Cindi Sutter Connect Group

Day: Wednesday  Time of day: 7:00PM  Start Date: January 18, 2017
Location: L-06   City:    Leader: Matt & Cindi Sutter   Leader Email:
Childcare: Yes

Beginning January 18, we will study Guardrails by Andy Stanley. We will learn how to set personal guardrails that keep us from drifting into trouble in our relationships, finances, and morals. We also will explore how to steer our children and grandchildren away from trouble.

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Single With Purpose

Day: Sunday  Time of day: 9:30AM  Start Date: Ongoing
Location: E-113   City:    Leader: Cheryl Phillips; Mike Miller   Leader Email:
Childcare: Yes

We are a group of singles (age 40+) who come together in the study of God's word and in prayer. We focus on Christ and on caring for one another. While our status in life may change, we take comfort in Paul's words that as singles we are better able to focus on how we can please Christ.

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